There’s a destination on California’s Central Coast with everything that a wine tourist looking for classic California could ask for. The destination is Pismo Beach.
Travel the world, and you won’t find any place quite like this. The dramatic windswept cliffs, pristine coves, white sandy beaches, quaint towns, and rolling vineyards of San Luis Obispo County will give you reason after reason to pull off the road to explore.
At the end of a narrow canyon that leads to the ocean, you’ll find enchanting Avila Beach.
Morro Bay is a picture-perfect community with a beautiful, gentle bay and easy ocean access, so it’s perfect for all sorts of water sport—and you.
It’s no wonder people call the city of San Luis Obispo “SLO.” They find no reason to rush in this delightful coastal city.
Did you know that the world is your oyster and San Luis Obispo (SLO) County is your playground?
Ever since pioneering vintner Jack Niven planted vineyards in Edna Valley more than 40 years ago, his family has been shaping it as a wine region.
Recently founded by a group of friends who share an appreciation for great wine, good food, and love for gathering with family and friends, Biddle Ranch Vineyard is off to a roaring start.
A passion for the French province of Alsace and the desire to create delightfully different wines inspired Claiborne (Clay) Thompson and Fredericka Churchill to found their boutique winery in 1983.
The Edna Valley’s modern day history began in 1973, when the winery’s founder, Jack Niven, planted Paragon Vineyard, dedicated to Chardonnay.
Named to honor the natural predators that helped clear the way for its founding, Kynsi Winery was born in 1995.
The natural and rugged California coastline begs to be explored with deserted beaches, enchanting seaside towns, and seven distinct boutique wineries.
Firmly planted in a rugged chaparral valley, the roots of Saucelito Canyon Vineyard are literally rich with history.
Founded a decade ago by Craig and Nancy Stoller, Sextant Wines demonstrates the remarkable potential of San Luis Obispo County with a compelling portfolio of world-class wines.
Mike Sinor is bringing a lot of attention to SLO County with his high-scoring wines.
Veteran Winemaker Stephen R. Dooley is meticulous in his craft, exhibiting passionate attention to every detail of the winemaking process.
The delightfully cozy Apple Farm Inn offers 104 welcoming guest rooms, each with its own fireplace.
Located in the jewel box village of Avila Beach in San Luis Obispo wine country, Avila Lighthouse Suites provides guests an ideal home away from home as they explore this enchanting beach area.
With a splendid oceanfront location and all the luxuries one dreams of, Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa is an ideal getaway for couples, families, and executive groups.
The beguiling Madonna Inn is a landmark destination, known for its timeless elegance and whimsical appeal.
The Old Edna townsite is one of the most enchanting features of the Edna Valley wine region.
Located on the bluffs overlooking the ocean, the cozy guest rooms at Cottage Inn by the Sea feature fireplaces and flat screen TVs.
Located in the quaint, seaside village of Cambria—home to 30 art galleries, a delightful coastal walkway, and many restaurants—FogCatcher Inn is a great place to completely relax.
This upscale beachfront property offers rooms and suites with stunning views from private patios.
With a unique collection of charming inns along the California coast, Pacifica Hotels provide guests an array of lovely places to stay and add some fresh ocean air to their wine tasting experience.
Casually elegant and situated in the center of a twenty-three-mile stretch of warm California beach, SeaVenture Resort provides guests with a quiet, intimate beachfront retreat.
Resting atop hot mineral springs and spanning more than 100 acres, Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort is just moments away from the quaint village of Avila Beach and close to over 300 wineries.
Standing on the cliffs above pristine Shell Beach, The Cliffs Resort offers 160 newly renovated guest rooms including 24 oceanfront suites.
Dedicated to informing and delighting guests with the benefits and deliciousness of California olive oil, We Olive offers an unforgettable olive oil experience.
Claiborne & Churchill
Edna Valley Vineyard
Madonna Inn Resort & Spa
Old Edna Townsite
Saucelito Canyon Vineyard & Winery
Syacmore Mineral Hot Springs Resort & Spa
Avila Lighthouse Suites
The Cliffs Resort
Apple Farm's Wine Country Inn
Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
The Casitas of Arroyo Grande
SeaVenture Beach Hotel
Gardens of Avila
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Biddle Ranch Vineyard
Laetitia Vineyard & Winery
Stephen Ross Wine Cellars
Settled halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, the San Luis Obispo County is defined by its quaint and colorful seaside living. The charming ocean-side towns of Pismo Beach and Avila Beach make San Luis Obispo County the perfect destination for wine lovers and travelers alike. Beautiful hills and valleys appear as you move further inland, including the world renowned Edna and Arroyo Grande Valleys.
The marine climate of the San Luis Obispo County enriches the production of wine growing in the region, resulting in an unusually long growing season for wine grapes. This extended growing season produces a wide and rich array of flavors, which in turn creates memorable and delicious wine experiences that can only be found in the San Luis Obispo County. The perfect temperature and long growing season define the San Luis Obispo County as one of the premier wine-growing regions of the world.
The city of San Luis Obispo is the epicenter of the San Luis Obispo County, but short drives north and south of the city deliver world class dining, drinking and visiting experiences. A short drive north of San Luis Obispo is the historic Hearst Castle and an even shorter drive south will result in delicious a clam chowder bread bowl from the world famous Splash Café in Pismo Beach. Picturesque ocean views, world-class wine and fun tourist attractions make San Luis Obispo County a premier wine and travel destination.
For more information, please visit: slowine.com, visitsanluisobispocounty.com, classiccalifornia.com
The southern San Luis Obispo County wine region, commonly known as SLO Wine Country, is a sweet spot defined by its inimitable terroir. Here’s what its winemakers have to say.
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Here’s a place in the heart of California’s Central Coast where people still live the California dream. Pismo Beach is a classic beach town set on seven miles of pure white sand.
Did you know that the world is your oyster and San Luis Obispo (SLO) County is your playground?
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Ideally situated in the heart of California’s Central Coast, San Luis Obispo County(SLO)is a natural wonderland waiting to be explored. You’ll be delighted by the flavors you discover and you’ll likely learn a thing or two about pairing a perfect dish with a perfect food.
San Luis Obispo County is full of sweet spots worth discovering. Here are some not to miss.
Touring & Tasting's exclusive interview with Edna Valley Vineyard's Josh Baker.
Known for its wonderful wines, particularly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, San Luis Obispo (SLO) wine country is made up of rolling hills and valleys, crossroad country villages, coastal towns, historical sites, and plenty of great places to picnic along the way.
The words “California dreaming” create an idyllic scene. We picture a strong, sturdy pier jutting out from a white pristine beach, inviting, surfable waves, graceful pelicans soaring above, and happy people enjoying it all.
If you’re looking for an authentic California experience boasting untouched natural beauty, farm fresh cuisine, 200+ wineries, and an extensive variety of things to do, please read on.
Today Paso Robles is home to more than 2,200 acres of Rhone varieties and boasts the largest acreage of Syrah, Viognier, and Roussanne in the state of California.
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Delight in an artisan cheese flight, consisting of five gourmet cheeses, olives and fruit perfectly paired with wine. $15 per person, plus tax. Daily.
Immerse yourself in our wine culture this September!
Stay one night in a spacious suite and get your 2nd half off! No blackout dates, restrictions apply. Call 800.516.0112 for details.
Explore the world of farm-to-spa botanical products at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort in Avila Beach. You’ll be treated to an exclusive tour of the resort’s on-site organic garden—normally closed to the public—followed by personalized instruction about making your own one-of-a-kind luxurious spa products from the garden’s finest botanicals. Afterwards, enjoy a multi-course "garden to fork" lunch, prepared by the resort's Chef Gregg Wangard.
Kick off your weekend with a true Party in the South!
Can’t make it to Munich for Oktoberfest this year? Well still bust out your lederhosen, because the Madonna Inn has teamed up with Firestone Walker Brewing Company to bring the authentic celebration to the Central Coast.
Get a free $50 resort gift card when you purchase $500 in gift cards! For use at resort, restaurant, and spa. Call 800.516.0112 for details.
For the month of January 2015, the Lido Restaurant at the Dolphin Bay celebrates Restaurant Month with this special: 3 courses for $30! There's also an option for wine pairing. Call 805.733.8900 for details.